Elephants kill indigenous farmer (Bangladesh)


The Daily Star

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An indigenous farmer was killed by a herd of wild elephants in Kangsha union under the district yesterday.

Victim Poloresh, 57, was son of late Ronen Marak of the village.

The wild elephants destroyed a potato farm of the victim and attacked the villagers when they tried to chase away the herd. 

Including Poloresh, two people have been killed by elephants in the area this year, locals said.

Former chairman of Kangsha Union Parishad Md Anarullah said solar power fencing was erected to save people from attack by wild elephants in the area, but the batteries became inoperative within four months.